Name: CW2 John Robert Henn, Jr.
Status: Body Not Recovered from an incident on 05/24/1972 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Declared dead on 02/06/1974.
Age at death: 24.3
Date of Birth: 02/11/1948
Home City: Sutton, MA
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: F/79 ARA 1 CAV
Major organization: 1st Cavalry Division
Flight class: 69-5
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 01W-030
Short Summary: Hit by surface to air missle, broke in half at 4800 ft, spun, & exploded. See CW2 Hosaka.
Aircraft: AH-1G tail number 67-15836
Call sign: Blue Max 33
Service number: W3162838
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100E = Attack Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: SVN-BNR
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: small arms fire
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: aircraft commander
Vehicle ownership: government
Started Tour: 11/17/1971
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
The initial status of this person was: missing in action - bonified
Length of service: *
Location: Binh Long Province III Corps.
Military grid coordinates of event: XT768786
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died while missing
married male U.S. citizen
Religion: Protestant - no denominational preference
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 04/30/1998
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